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. martin luther king's. president obama making reviving the middle class his theme not just for today. he will keep it for the tough political fight ahead over the budget. live in washington. i . >>> fewer cops, more counselors. a report sponsored in part by the aclu finds black students in oakland are much more likely to be arrested than their peers. as a result it is recommending the oakland unified school district reduce police officers to patrol in and around schools and hire more school counselors. >> i believe it will not make our schools safer because many black youths in oakland are coming into contact because of stereotypes. >> disagrees when it comes to bhie black youths are arrested more frequently and what more oakland unified can do about the problem. >>> now to a developing story. president obama announced today the u.s. has concluded that the syrian government carried out the chemical weapons attack last week that killed hundreds. u.n. inspectors are in syria to investigate the alleged attack. earlier today the u.n. security council failed to reach an agreement on a british
of others. >> president obama on the mall today pay be tribute to dr. martin luther king junior and all those who marched 50 years ago. thousands participated in today's celebration, and it not only noted the progress but the ground that yet needs to be traveled. >> bells rang out at the exact hour martin luther king's dream sang out. >> president obama, the nation's first black president, standing exactly where dr. king stood reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliant, but the same flame that lit the heart of all who are willing to take the first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> and other times, focusing on on examples where the dream is falling short today. jim kroll had a son called james kroll junior, esquire. he puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> unemployment, homelessness, poverty, hunger, are the renewed struggle for voting rights. we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and economic justice, noting the un
, entre hoy y mañana votarán. >> martín luther king no murió en vano dijo el presidente barack obama, dijo que el congreso cambió y el país cambio. >> en méxico familiares de los 12 jóvenes asesiandos en el bar heaven, dicen que tienen dudas, y pidieron a las autoridades hacer más estudios para encontrar la paz >>hay personas que presentan extensión por dar un nombre en la frontera, para eso deben pedir perdón. >> cuálesson s retos?. >> desafortunadamente están usando estos problemas, si dio información falsa no podrá tener el perdón, no podrá ser investigado el caso. >> quienes califican ?. >> este perdón beneficia a las personas que entraron a estados unidos que son familiares de ciudadanos de acá y si demuestran que sufririan mucho si no le dan la excension. >> estas personas tendrían que salir, van a poder salir de estados unidos teniendo la tranquilidad de que tienen el perdón, ellos van a tener que salir, los invitamos a que estén seguros y que cumplen con los requisitos que sonf atlético familiares . >> buenas tardes diana. >> más adelante más inf
remembers martin luther king and his dream of racial equality 15 years on. >> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we're saying in a clear and decisive but limited way that we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilia civilians. >> reporter: our white house correspondent has more from washington on the domestic considerations the pre
golpearon a mujeres y niÑos. >>> el presidente obama encabeÓo el homenaje a martin luther king. y pablo sÁnchez siguiÓ de cerca el homenaje que estuvo concurrido. todo ello por una meta, mejorar la vida de los ciudadanos del paÍs. >>> era una Época como la pelÍcula de blanco y negro, dominada por la segregaciÓn racial, hasta que un reverendo dio el grito que movilizÓ a toda una naciÓn. >>> tengo un sueÑo arraigado dijo hace 5 dÉcadas, un sueÑo que resultÓ en la ley de protecciÓn de derechos civiles. >>> amÉrica cambio para ustedes y para mÍ. el ahora heredero de la antorcha de cesar chÁvez fue testigo. >>> en ese tiempo sentimos la energÍa, todos estaban aqui, ahora otra vez aquÍ estamos bien alegres, bien felices que seguimos en la lucha. >>> para otros el evento del 63 fue un llamado a la batalla, el trabajaba en el campo por 83 centavos. >>> yo pensÉ que asÍ era, hasta que empecÉ a mirar la marcha a washington, el movimiento por los derechos, el discurso del reverendo martin luther king. una inspiraciÓn que lleva generaciÓn. hoy el evento estuvo concurrido por
dealing in hypotheticals, people that say if martin luther king junior were here, he would love obama care, i thought that was pretty presumptuous of the president to say. i bring up his niece again, alveda king, she said if her uncle were here, she knew him, she said if he were here, he would say pull your pants up, speak proper grammar, get your life in order, and again, president obama is the perfect person to say that. he is, whether you like him or not, a seemingly good father. his pants are pulled up, he has two degrees, he is very, very intelligent. he is an excellent role model. and he just misses opportunities time and again to address the point that you made, bob, and michelle obama as well. it is a cyclical thing. guys don't have dads, girls don't have dads, they repeat the same behavior, it is destructive to men and women. >> i was going to say when you say we should have addressed these things, obama should have probably addressed them, you talk about the republicans that get virtually no votes from the black community, why don't republicans offer solutions? >> i made that poi
el aniversario nÚmero 50 del discurso tengo un sueÑo. de martÍn luther king obama exhortÓ a cada uno de ellos a convertirse en un manifestante de la era moderna. a favor de la justicia econÓmica y la armonÍa racial. >>> por cierto la famosa frase, la frase de tengo un sueÑo, del discurso de luther ting estuvo a punto de quedarse sin pronunciar. su asesor le pidiÓ en aquel momento que no la utilizara en su discurso. pensaba que estaba trillada y que la utilizado muchas veces. segÚn historiadores king dijo que era el momento correcto para utilizarla en esos 16 minutos de discurso, que sirvieron para dar el mÁs importante impulso al momento vimien movimiento por los derechos civiles. >>> en instantes presten atenciÓn, porque usted podrÍa ser demandado si la persona con la que usted estÁ intercambiando mensajes de texto, tiene un accidente mientras maneja. tendrÁn las escuelas derecho a monitorear las cuentas de facebook y twitter de sus alumnos, hablaremos de esta controversia por una iniciativa en california. sentenciaba a un maestro que violÓ a una de sus alumnas, porque la
discurso de martin luther king junior...."teng o un sueÑo". pitch - cesar ---en ese entonces, obama apenas era un niÑo...pero gracias al legado de king, en este medio siglo se han derrumbado muchas barreras raciales ---lori montenegro nos amplia. take pkg 0:01 0:25 0:38 0:54 0:59 1:04 1:45 - quick 1:53 pkg stop open take vo blanca ---el presidente barack obama dijo que su administracin ha concluido que el gobierno sirio ha sido el responsable del ataque de la semana pasada con posible uso de gases txicos y, por tanto, tiene que haber una respuesta internacional. ---el mandatario dijo que an no hay una decisin sobre qu tipo de respuesta dar su gobierno, ataque que no contar con el apoyo de naciones unidas ante la oposicion de rusia. ---el gobierno sirio de "bachar al asad" ha dicho en reiteradas ocasiones que los seÑalamientos de uso de armas qumicas fueron parte de un plan de los rebeldes para culpar al gobierno. stop open . cesar ---miles de maestros en huelga bloquearon hoy el trfico en la ciudad de mexico pitch - blanca ---el grupo march en protesta contra la reforma educativa y se co
hour. martin luther king's iconic i have a dream speech, president obama is set to get an address from the same spot in washington. kings march for jobs and freedom is considered the moment that calls for reforms. >> back in 1963, 250 thousand people came to washington to hear martin luther king demand equality for black americans. >> i have a dream. -- that my four little children will one day live in a nation what they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> it wrapped -- it was a turning point for the civil rights movement putting it on the national agenda. less than a year later, lyndon b. johnson signed the civil rights act which outlined segregation. thousands of marchers converged on washington, d.c. commemorating the anniversary. the rally was led by kings son and held for action on jobs, voting rights, and gun violence. >> this is not the time for nostalgic celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not complete. we can and we must to do more. >> speakers paid tribute over the past five decades including ba
. president barack obama commemorated doctor martin luther king junior's "i have a dream" speech at the event. during obama's speech, he talked about the lasting legacy of the 1963 march. >> because they marched, america became more free and more fair not just for african americans, but for women and latinos, asians and native americans, for catholics, jews and muslims, for gays, for americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me and the entire world drew strength from that example. linepresident obama was one of several speakers at the ceremony. he joined past presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton as well as oprah winfrey and martin luther king junior's children. >> house speaker john boehner says he wants answers from president obama about possible u-s military action in syria. boehner says he wants a "clear, unambiguous explanation" of how military action will secure u-s interests. the president says he is still discussing whether to launch a military strike against syria. he says he believes the syrian government is responsible for an august 21st chemical weapon attack
history with barack obama speaking almost on the minute at the same time as dr. martin luther king spoke 50 years ago. >> do americans feel the division martin luther king laid out has been real honest? >> i talked to amanda earlier today who said dr. martin luther king would have never, ever imagined speaking of an african- american president because he would've never thought it would come true within 50 years, yet here we are. on the other side, many feel the dream is still unfulfilled and parts. current things contribute to that, for example, a young african-american teenager got shot in 2012 in florida. the verdict this year was that he was not -- that he was shot in different -- in self-defense and many people in america feel it would have been different if it was a white teenager. as the supreme court overturned a very important piece of legislation -- the voting rights act which helped african- americans to vote area does, that is why many say here that the dream has come a long way but there are still a long way to go. >> max, thank you very much. >> when martin luther king gave
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know play. it is a hisric day in washington, president obama spoke with thousands of marchers on the national mall, 50 years to the day after martin luther king jr. led the march on washington and delivered his i have a dream speech. >> it dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggestion as sometimes do that littl has changed, that dishonors the courage and the sacrifice of those who paid the price to march in those years. we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggestion that the work of this nation is somow cocomplete. lori: calling to americans to finish the great unfinished business of opportunity. joining me now welcome to you. your impression's president's speech. >> 50 years ago, god poke to america through a -- spoke to america through a man. the baton has been passed to a new generation, to get back to a dream. hover you define yourself, we're all americans. a massage today, purpose thing -- a message today, 50 years ago president of united states hid in the white house. today, three presidents spoke to america and two others wanted to be there but could not b
. president obama along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter and thousands of people descended on the national mall to mark the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king, jr.'s march on washington. president obama took the opportunity to remind the nation that our work on civil rights is far from over. >> but we would dishonor those heros as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the arch of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on it's own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance. >> president obama said that while no one could match reverend king's brillance, the spirit from 50 years ago still lives on. yesterday was a testament to that. >>> fast food workers from across the united states set to strike today, this after an almost yearlong campaign to raise wages in the service sector. this isn't the first protest by the workers but it's expected to be one of the largest. thousands are set to stage walk outs in 35 cities around the country as part of a push to get chains such as mcdonald's, taco
and moving speeches, including from president obama, congressman john lewis, martin luther king jr. iii, and oprah winfrey. find those on the rundown. >> woodruff: we return now to the question of syria. jeffrey brown leads a debate over options for the obama administration. >> brown: the question: how should the u.s. respond to syria's alleged chemical weapons attack? we discuss that with ivo dahlder, former u.s. ambassador to nato and now president of the chicago council on global affairs. hisham melhem is the washington bureau chief of al arabiya news channel. and john mearsheimer is a professor at the university of chicago and has written extensively on strategic issues. ivo dahlder, i'll start wurk given the options the u.s. discussed what do you think the u.s. should do? >> i think the president laid it out in the interview we just saw. we clearly have a case in which chemical weapons were used. i think the evidence the administration has collected and needs to present to the american public and, indeed, to the world, demonstrating that this was a use of chemical weapons by the re
on washington and one of the most historic speeches of all time. dr. martin luther king jr. 's i have a dream speech. president obama was among the thousands who gathered on the national mall in washington to honor those who marched and thought for civil rights. here in the bay area, kron 4's haaziq madyun caught up with someone who was there for the original gathering and marched back in 1963. >> yes. >> reporter: you are look at a newspaper clipping photo of the legendary former oakland parts and recks supervisor paterson. taken when he was at the historic march on washington. >> king was a catalyst. >> reporter: on this 50th anniversary of king's i have a dream speech, patterson reflects on being there that monumental day. >> you think all these folk are going to washington. am i going to go to? nothing kept me back. >> reporter: nothing held back patterson who developed such great oakland sports luminaries like kirk flood and bill russell. always inspiring others, however, patterson says it was king who inspired him as he it is on the board of directors on the east bay municipal utility d
sueqo' de martin luther king y donde el presidente obama pronuncio un emotivo discurso.el presidente nicolas maduro esta ciendo criticado nuevamente por haber cometido un error . el mandatario venezolano confundir una cita biblica de jesucristo.mas esta tarde ♪ >>> gracias a los avances de la medicina y donaciones de miles de personas esta menor tiene la esperanza de vivir, le extrajeron liquido de su cerebro, porque naciÓ con hidrocefalia. le deseamos la mejor de las suertes. y pasando a otros temas, un pastor de una iglesia en texas es objeto de criticas por recomendar a sus seguidores que no se vacunen y co vacunen a sus hijos, es que se produjo un brote de sarampiÓn que afecto a 16 personas. y el motivo es que muchos creen que alegan que las enfermedades pueden curarse con la fe. ♪ >>> para algunos el calor es intenso, para otros aunque no lo creas, otros dicen que se mueren de frÍo. >>> vamos a regresar con jackie guerrido para hablar del tiempo. >>> claro que sÍ. y cuÁl sera la verdad? unos se mueren de calor, otros de frÍo, es lo que podemos sentir y lo que vemos. y
of black people will ring true. martin luther king junior spoke against social injustice. mr. obama, president obama has a far way to go. of a prophetic pulpit, which talks about personal responsibility as well as structural deficits. >> thank you also to dana milbank. >>> coming up, pat robertson said, what about gay americans? you won't believe this. well, actually maybe you will. [ female announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like cele
to happen. history today. president obama stood where 50 years ago martin luther king jr. gave the famous i have a dream speech. the first african american president celebrating his legacy for all those who fought and gave their rights for civil rights. >> because they marched america became more free and fair not just for african americans but women, latinos, asians, catholics, jus, muslims, for gays, americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me. >> for so many who knew dr. king and fought so long to make his dream a reality, today was very emotional, obviously. it was for maya angelou, poet, civil rights activist. i spoke to her earlier. for you on this day, what does dr. king's dream mean to you? was the significance of today? >> i think that at once i'm delighted that he had the dream. i'm delighted that if he awakened right now, he could also say, ah, some of my dream has come to pass and see that their african american family in the white house, a man and -- a man and a woman and their children and a grandmother, a black grandmother in the white house, my goodness.
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> an extraordinary moment in history today. president obama stood where 50 years ago martin luther king jr. gave his famous i have a dream speech. the president celebrating his legacy and all who fought and even gave their lives for civil rights. >> because they marched, america became more free and more fair. not just for african-americans, but for women and latinos, asians and native americans. for catholics, jews and muslims. for gays, for americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me. >> for so many who knew dr. king and fought so long to make his dream a reality. i spoke to maya angelou earlier. for you on this day, what does dr. king's dream mean today? what do you think marks the significance today? >> well, i think that at once i'm delighted that he had the dream. i'm delighted that if he awakened right now, he could also say, ahh, some of my dream has come to pass and see that the african-american family in the white house. a man and a woman and their children, and a grandmother, a black grand mother in the white hou
tavis smiley said if martin luther king were alive today he may have words of criticism for president obama. >>> and this about hannah anderson. >> i remember vividly telling my brother she's trouble. she's going to -- i said you need to watch for that one. she's trouble. it wanz encounter and we ask star jones what she thought of that and mom versus miley. the mom who warns let miley cyrus be a lesson for you. we begin with the deepening crisis in syria and what the white house intends to do about it. one of the only western reporters in syria is with us tonight. fred, mounting tension in syria and around the world as everyone braces itself for what is now seen as an inevitable military strike. how would you describe the atmosphere in damascus. >> it is an eerie atmosphere at this hour. one thing we have been hearing from reports, we haven't been able to confirm yet but the syrian military has started to draw down staff in key buildings. the head of the air force and army, as well. the other thing is they have apparently moved some artillery in the mountains around damascus away from
luther king's i have a dream speech. president obama stood as dr. king did at the lincoln memorial and addressed a crowd of thousands gathered on the national mall. he paid tribute to those who had marched a half century earlier demanding jobs and freedom. >> on the battlefield of justice men and women without rank or wealth or title or fame would liberate us all in ways that our children now take for granted. as people of all colors and creeds live together and learn together and walk together and fight alongside one another and love one another and judge one another by the content of our character in this greatest nation on earth. >> pelley: the president had warned yesterday that his speech would not be as good as dr. king's, which is considered by many to be among the best political speeches of all time. jeff pegues was in the crowd for us today. >> reporter: a crowd of tens of thousands pressed up against barricades on the national mall. young and old arrived from across the country to join a celebration half a century in the making. edith hill cannon grew up in the '60s in mi
emprenderán viaje este viernes. >> se cumplieron 50 años después de que martin luther king junior hiciera su discurso "i have a dream". >> ha pasado medio siglo en las escalinatas martin luther king empezó su sueño por los derechos civiles y el presidente barack obama dio un emotivo discuros, gracias a esa marcha el mundo cambio, los ex presidentes bill clinton y jimmy carter también esuvieron presentes, emociones que no pudo contener trinidad. >> es una emoción estar con mi hija que sepa lo que es liuchar por la gente. >> lo inspiro para luchar por los más necesitados. >> estaba en california trabajando en el campo, ganabamos 5 dólares la hora y pensaba que así era en los estados unidos. >> si bien es cierto que mucho se ha logrado sobre todo los derechos de los 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. >> michos de que los que están aquí dicen que los latinos tienen los mismos retos de los afroamericanos, que es el derecho de votar. >> 11 millones son bastantes personas y en mi opinión debería darles uno la oportunidad porque han estado viviendo aquí. >> y en algunos ambitos n
. >> weighing options when it comes to syria. president obama says the u.s. may go against the united nations wishes. >>> honoring the dream. martin luther king, jr. speech 50 years ago. >>> continuing coverage of the bay bridge closure. >>> met a number of the folks on treasure island today. the construction going on. high temperature. we made it to the 80s away from the water. there was significant change coming to the bay area as we head toward the weekend. details on that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, chemical weapons attack aga its own people. but the united states says co prevent fu obamas in. >>> president obama has not decided how the u.s. will react to the chemical attack in syria. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended cob flick in syria, but we have to make sure when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us they are held accountable. an american submarine along with four destroyers and a fifth is on the way. >>> thousands of people from across the country gathered in the national mall to remember martin luther king, jr.'s call for ra
marching america change. >> pam: dr. martin luther king iconic i have a dream speech. president obama and two former presidents spoke as well as well of a number of the rights leaders. >> reporter: the bell rang as a celebration of progress and also have a call for action. >> he challenged our nation. >> reporter: on the same day in steps later >> his words beyond the long to ages leaving a power and prophecy and unmatched in our time. >> reporter: to former presidents. >> that his dream is still alive. >> that this march and that speech change america. >> let freedom ring was a doctor came closing call for a better and more just america! >> the march on washington teaches us that we are not that we are masters of our faith but it also teaches us that the promises of this nation will only be kept in one work together. >> reporter: one thing that has gone loss' and all this celebration lasted your resume march was on equality for all its. >> jacqueline: low clouds pushing over city hall and that the fault is already into our bay shore spirit i will tell you how it would impact your mor
. here in washington, talk of war and peace at the lincoln memorial where martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago today. president obama headlined a chorus of speakers saluting the racial justice that changed this country. a lot more on that in a few minutes. >>> but first, the remmings in this city about a possible military attack against syria as early as this week over its use of chemical weapons. tonight the pentagon says the u.s. military is ready to attack but in an interview this evening president obama says he has not made a decision to order a military strike. and new pressure on the president. the speaker of the house is demanding he make the case for any military action against syria. we want to begin our coverage with nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. diplomacy came to a dead end at the united nations when the russians again blocked any action against syria. but tonight the president faces a new political challenge as y
a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government carried these out, and if so, there need to be international consequences. we are consulting with allies and international community. i have no interest in open ended conflict in syria. we have to make sure
of the march on washington and martin luther king, junior's legendary "i have a dream" speech. tens of thousands of people converge owed the capitol to take part. president obama celebrated people who work every day to keep king's dream alive. >> everyone who realizes the glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington, but to washington. change has always been built on our willingness. we, the people who take on the citizenship, you are marching. >> martin luther king, junior's granddaughter stole the show today. yolanda kept her cool as the president took a moment to talk with her. before that she helped ring the bell that you just havered -- you just heard a moment ago. >>> from 50 years ago in washington to more than 70 years ago in the bay area, take a look at what some of our abc7 news viewers found in the wall of their home as they were undergoing a construction project. these you report peck tours are from the san francisco chronicle in november 1937 when the bay bridge was just a year old. if you have gnaw nostalgic pictures you would like to sh
mayer. >>> a provocative question the day after president obama gave the keynote speech marking the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. >> have the conservatives judged this man by the content of his character? >> absolutely not. most of the political have an union pinning of race. >> president obama downplayed the assertion that race was behind the republican gridlock. >> i was on the stage with president clinton, and i remember him having a pretty hard time with republicans as well. there does seems to be sometimes just democratic presidents generally being -- efforts being made to gee legitimize them. >> let's bring in joe watkins and democratic strategist and former edwards campaign spokesman chris skofinas. what do you think of that? >> it's one of those things where you don't want to believe it. obviously you have a lot of republican -- i don't by any means believe they are racist, so it's something that you don't want to believe, but when you step back and i think this is where the american public, and in particular i would say the african-american co
, but it doesn't bend on its own. >> that was president obama speaking in the same spot where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. his message was to mark the progress our country has made and hop or those who fought for it, but also to look forward to the next chapter in civil rights. as president obama looked forward, some right ward flank used the anniversary as an opportunity to return to the wor worst parts, stereotypes and ignorance. case in point joe walsh. >> i have a dream. i got a dream that young black males don't become daddies until after they're married and until after they have a job. how about that? i have a dream that blacks cease their dependency on government which has enslaved them to a life of poverty. >> now just to be clear, the man who was sued for more than $100,000 in overdue child support feels entitled to tell us a little bit about parenting advice. but to his other musing, he wasn't the only one chapeling the welfare queen view of america. >> president obama and many in the civil rights industry believe that government must
to remember a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington, martin luther king delivered a speech and utter the words, i have a dream. thousands gathered at the lincoln me moria will on the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by two former presidents, bill clinton and jimmy carter. he said king and other leaders helped change a sem pleas and congress and even the white house. he expressed concern that disparities are widening and not shrinking. >> this has been noticed like unemployment remained almost twice as high as white unemployment and latinos close behind. >> 79% of african-americans say the country has a long way to go before it achieved the society free of racial prejudices. king inspired americans from all parts of the country. 50 years after the speech, people are reflecting on his vision. martin luther king was born in 1929 in georgia and dedicated his to fighting discrimination. in august of 1963 he joined in the march on washington and thrived the words that would be repeated over and over. >> i have a dream. that my four little c
a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington martin luther king delivered a speech in washington. he uttered the words "i have a dream." thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial at the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by bill clinton and jimmy carter. obama said king and other civil rights leadee local assemblieses, congress and even the white house. but he also expressed concern for the nation's economic disparities that are widening, not shrinking. >> as always has been noted, black unemployment has remained almost twice as high as white unemployment. latino unemployment close behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it's grown. >> opinion polls suggest that 79% of african-americans say the country still has a long way to go before it achieves a society free of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w those words martin luther king jr. inspired people everywhere to join him in his quest for equal rights for all. 50 years after the speech, people continued to reflect on the importance of his vision. the reverend dr. m
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will see you tomorrow. before we leave, here is a clip of martin luther king's iconic 1963 "i have a dream" speech at the national mall, along with president obama's speech 50 years later. >> just as i have a dream. my four little children one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> when we turn not from each other or on each other but towards one another and we find that we do not walk alone. that is where courage comes from. 
and martin luther king, junior's legendary "i have a dream" speech. tens of thousands of people converge owed the capitol to take part. president obama celebrated people who work every day to keep king's dream alive. >> everyone who realizes the glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington, but to washington. change has always been built on our willingness. we, the people who take on the citizenship, you are marching. >> martin luther king, junior's granddaughter stole the show today. yolanda kept her cool as the president took a moment to talk with her. before that she helped ring the bell that you just havered -- you just heard a moment ago. >>> from 50 years ago in washington to more than 70 years ago in the bay area, take a look at what some of our abc7 news viewers found in the wall of their home as they were undergoing a construction project. these you report peck tours are from the san francisco chronicle in november 1937 when the bay bridge was just a year old. if you have gnaw nostalgic pictures you would like to share with us send them to you report .
. >> the unforgettable words of dr. martin luther king jr. rang out again and again as president obama and speakers honored the past and looked to the future. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: diana and john, good morning. it was a moment the marchers who came here 50 years ago could not have imagined. the president of the united states, a black man, speaking on this special anniversary. >> let freedom ring. >> reporter: half a century later on the same spot where dr. martin luther king delivered that speech, his daughter couldn't help but notice who was there with her in front of the lincoln memorial. >> today we have been honored to have three presidents of the united states. 50 years ago, the president did not attend. >> reporter: now the president is an african-american. >> because they marched, america became more free and more fair. america changed for you and for me. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: moments before the president spoke, bells rang out across the u.s. to commemorate the moment in 1963 when dr. king uttered his famous phrase. >> as the bells toll toda
not respond, he said it was motivated by muslim insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> president obama and former presidents clinton and carter celebrated the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the civil rights protest which featured martin luther king's i have a dream speech was remembered as a turning point in american history yesterday. >>> u.s. marshals arrested to two people they say took things too far between a soccer match in april. jennifer martez and a 21-year-old vargas are in a jail charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. portland police say they joined fans and viciously attacked another fan in the parking lot. his windshield was smashed as you can see here and his car is a mess. police have identified the other suspects and say charges are pending. >>> and police are searching for an armed robber who locked up a group of mcdonald's workers in their own freezer. he hit the restaurant in pleasanton at 3:00 yesterday morning. the robber reportedly broke in through the drive through window, demanded money from the safe. he took off after locking up the staff
rights back of 1965. for the leadership of martin luther king jr. and involvement of hundreds and thousands of other people, there would be no barack obama as president of the united states. >> john louis paid for progress with his own blood. he was beaten viciously by police more than once for his participation. police brutality was a factor of people involved in the civil rights act. which is why he referred to police brutality twice in his remarkable speech 50 years ago. congressman louis and then senator barack obama marked one of the most vicious police riots of that era at the edmond bridge in selma, alabama, at the anniversary of that horrible event. >> when we got to the top of the bridge, the highest point on the bridge, down below we saw a sea below of alabama state troopers. and we continued to walk. >> had a concussion at the bridge. i thought i saw death. i thought i was going to die. and i stood up and said something like that. i don't understand it, how president johnson can send troops to vietnam, and cannot send troops to selma, alabama, to protect people whom
luther king hablara de su sueÑo de igualdad de oportunidades para todos. museveni parte de su sueÑo reizado en el primer presidente barack obama. la marcha hace 50 aÑos. muestra que mo estamos atrapado por los errores de la historia. declarÓ obama, agrego el destino estÁ en nuestras manos. >>> y aunque la lucha de king ha dado sus frutos, otros aÚn luchan por sus sueÑos. >>> sabemos que la educaciÓn en este paÍs, no es igual para todo el mundo. >>> necesitamos mÁs oportunidades de trabajo. >>> la inmigraciÓn. >>> sÍ, se puede. >>> la activista dolores huerta dijo que los hispanos tienen que hacer eco. >>> tenemos que pedir a todo el mundo que nos ayude, estamos en un punto clave de ganar una reforma de inmigraciÓn. >>> una lucha que king hubiera apoyado por considerarlo fundamental para lograr libertad y justicia >>> y el presidente obama, dijo que decir que no hay avances seria deshonrar a quienes han, opero diero persona dier perdieron sus vidas en los derechos civiles. y el presidente clinton y el presidente bush, dijeron que hay mucho camino por recorrer en cuanto a l
hour dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his now famous vision. the unforgettable voice paved the way for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is almo
. martin luther king would be alive today, he might have tough questions for president obama. >>> because they marched doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and son. >> because their marched doors >> speaking on the "i have a dream" speech. he said the slain civil right's leader words, how much has changed and how much more needs to be done? tavis smiley, great to see you. >> great to see you, piers. >> everybody feeling moved and saying there is the dream right there. barack obama, president of the united states, speaking on the 50th anniversary, what more do you need to see that equality and civil rights have marched to washington and america? >> it was a great day, this is no doubt about it. one couldn't be there or watch it on television, certainly as an african american and not be proud and inhale this historic moment. >> where is the but, tavis? >> but, but, dr. king in his life talked about the triple threat, the three evils of racism, poverty and militarism. i said the other day if you're not going to talk about racism, poverty and then why stand where h
anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. the day long celebration included an appeal from president obama.asking citizens to become modern day marchers for economic justice and racial harmony. " how he gave my voice to a quiet voice of millions " >> whose legacy continues to inspire countless millions all round the world. >> this march and that speech changed america. they opened the blinds and open heart spirit they moved millions and, including an seven year-old boy watching all in his home in arkansas. >> catherine: this was the scene 50 years ago today. as martin luther king spoke at the lincoln memorial -- talking about his dream for pleading with americans to come together to wipe out racism and create a land of opportunity. roughly 250- thousand people were there.arriving from all over the country. >> reporter: >> pam: still ahead. picking up the pieces after a bay area grass fire. we have an up close look at the homes destroyed. and we'll hear how one family bareley managed to escape. then. >> catherine: >> pam: why people in the east bay should think twice, when t
luther king, jr., stoddard on the steps of the lincoln memorial to deliver his famous "i have a dream" speech. earlier president obama, our first black president, spoke on the same steps. joining us now, dr. king's niece. she is also the director of african-american outreach for peace for life and a professor at johns hopkins. fox news contributor himself dr. john carson. good to see you. >> hello. >> nice to see you. >> you wrote a column, "mlk would be alarmed by black on black violence, lack of family values." where are we 50 years later? >> you know, i i uh think he would be pleased with some of the positions that blacks achieved. no one raises their eyebrows now when they see a black ceo or airline captain. or a college president. maybe the president of the united states. so those are tremendous strides that have been made. but the problem is when you look in the black community you see 73% of babies born out of wedlock. tremendous black-on-black crime. more black males involved in the penal system than ever. dropout rates that are tremendous. that's alarming. dr. king and many o
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